Huritt Global Business School is now sponsoring students for J-1 Visa to study in the U.S.

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HGBSE is now a Sponsoring School for U.S. J-1 Visa

As of July 15th, 2015, Huritt Global Business School is now sponsoring students to receive J-1 Visa for up to 2 years years (24 months) to study at our partner schools in the United States.

This specifies the following:

* Students can receive a J-1 visa for up to 2 years (24 months)

* The student can now do a paid or unpaid internship as part of the program

The one major stipulation is as follows:

* Students must apply for HGBSE  funding source as the source of their fund for tuitions and accommodations. Students studying at any of HGBSE’s NYC partner schools will have the option of living at HGBSE apartments in Manhattan NYC.

Program qualifying for the J-1 Visa is the one year International MBA program. Student can choose to complete the one-year program in NYC, or 6 months in NYC and 6 months in Barcelona at EAE, a top European Business School. No GMAT is required. Students are eligible for paid Internship at NYC Companies.

Now is the time to start applying for the January 2016 start date.

Contact HGBSE for more information.

Tips for International Applicants to U.S. MBA Programs

Tips for International Applicants to US MBA Programs

With global interest in U.S. b-schools, you should cover your bases.

Applying to business school:

A detailed process that incorporates proven testing skills and a solid track record is tough enough for most American students. The complicated process can seem even more exacerbated for international applicants who are trying to complete the task from overseas.

The most common question is simply, ‘What do I have to do? For graduate students coming from other countries, they might not have a guidance counselor. They’re literally doing this on their own.

The application process will vary by school, so it’s always best to check with the admissions office of the school you’re interested in before you apply. Still, there are a few universal notes international students who hope to study business in the United States should keep in mind:

Prioritize your testing weaknesses:

The GMAT and TOEFL exams pose challenges you may never had to faced in your country, where you were educated.

You may have to practice a lot to try to get used to the American way to take a test.

Make sure to allocate enough study time to master the GMAT. (This study timeline might help.) Put yourself in time sensitive situations, and take each practice test as seriously as you would the real exam.

If you’re really struggling with the GMAT, consider a new alternative: the GRE, the U.S. screening exam used for most other graduate degree programs.

More than half of all business schools now accept GRE scores as an alternative. It’s a shorter exam that more heavily tests vocabulary than logic—though this could pose a different challenge to non-native English speakers.

Like the GMAT, the GRE may require a lot of practice.

Prepare way in advance, and do it every day consistently. You can’t just say, ‘I’m going to take the GRE tomorrow.

Keep in mind that, depending on English proficiency, applicants may also be required to take the TOEFL examination.

Seek out peer resources:

Though the increasing number of graduate students may seem daunting, international M.B.A. applicants can take comfort in the fact that most likely there have been foreign students who have already forged paths at the prospective school and who may be able to offer support. Connecting with them, however, can be challenging.

One key issue that many students face is finding a credible person, preferably someone who’s international and has been through the same process that can share his or her experiences. It’s difficult to find, because you go on forums; you try to stalk people on social network; and it’s a tough process.

HGBSE Support Service:

Such was the impetus for Huritt Global Business School for Entrepreneurship (HGBSE), founded on the mission of providing quality education by partnering with U.S. colleges and universities for the Nigerian marketplace. The HGBSE founder was educated in the United States, as well as started companies in the U.S. HGBSE support service aims to provide support to prospective international students who hope to attain any level of education in the United States. Contact HGBSE for more information.

What they didn’t teach you about entrepreneurship in business school

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Being a business major will teach you about the finer workings of a business and familiarize you with accounting, marketing, and management; but there are some valuable entrepreneurial lessons you will have to learn by taking entrepreneurship courses or through experience. While having a great idea is an important start, there are a number of crucial requirements for starting a business that are simply not discussed in business classes. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs will have to learn these lessons the hard way through experience starting a company. It’s always best to learn from the misfortunes of others so as to not unnecessarily repeat the same problems yourself. And, for this reason Huritt Global Business School for Entrepreneurship initiated “Meet the Entrepreneurs” – a roundtable conference meeting, where practicing entrepreneurs share their entrepreneurial journeys. Here are the lessons you learn in the conference room, not the classroom:

How to Sell

Business school marketing course teaches you how to advertise and position your product in a way that is attractive to customers, but nothing in school teaches you how to actually sell. Research doesn’t hurt, but the only way to actually master this art form is through hands-on experience that must be gained outside the classroom. Selling is the key to your business; but in addition to providing revenue, it also provides insights into what others think about your products. The best way to learn how to properly sell is to get firsthand experience through internships and other opportunities that will allow you to continually develop this critical skill before starting a company.

How to Work with Non-Business People

In business school, you probably had friends in different majors, but how often did you work or do projects with them? Hardly ever, because most of the business classes and group projects are only with business students. Now, this is great for building business skills, but as an entrepreneur you have to be able to work with a wide variety of people in order to build a successful company. So it’s important that you find ways to work with students and people pursuing other degrees, with other interests, and from different backgrounds. Whether you dive into this by playing a sport, being part of a club, or volunteering doesn’t matter. What matters is being able to effectively communicate with people who have different agendas. When starting a company, you’ll have to speak with all kinds of people from designers to product manufacturers, so learning how to work with others will greatly improve your chances of success.

How to Fail

Throughout your entire education you are taught that failing is bad and that you should only be focused on getting “As” in all of your classes. While this makes sense in school, it doesn’t apply to the real world or to entrepreneurship. By no means, no one is encouraging you to purposely fail, but if you are going to fail (which most entrepreneurs do at some point) then you need to learn how to do it the right way. It’s also important to understand that one failure isn’t the end of your entrepreneurial path. Most entrepreneurs have learned far more from their business failures than they have from their successes, because failing forces you to evaluate what went wrong, and to find ways to prevent it from happening again. It is not always easy to be critical of yourself after a failure, but if done correctly it will allow you to grow immensely.

How to Negotiate

Negotiation skills are crucial to all aspects of business, whether it is selling, fundraising, or any other contracts. No class really teaches students the proper way to go about this. Your management professor may explain the basics of negotiation, but it is unlikely that you will get any real experience negotiating while in school. Therefore, it is important to talk to mentors and learn outside of school before you make your own negotiations. The last thing you want is to be taken advantage of or to offend anyone. Of course, this is a skill that will naturally be perfected over time, but having as much experience as you can before negotiating your first deal will save you from giving away too much value.

How to Hire

Hiring is one of the most important things you do as an entrepreneur because finding other people who share your vision will help your business expand rapidly. There are no classes for this in business school because management just focuses on how to handle employees once they have hired them. Therefore, recruiting and hiring employees is similar to learning the “how tos” of sales in that you have to find alternative ways to master this skill. If you think about it, it’s also similar to sales in that you’ll have to pitch your business to someone and get them to like it enough to invest their time and energy into it.

Though your business education might be great, some of the crucial lessons an entrepreneur must learn cannot be taught in the classroom. To be successful you must develop these skills in alternative ways so that when you go to start your business they are second nature to you. Though, it does take extra time and effort, honing these skills will absolutely pay off in the long run.

As far as gaining more experience, try to read as many books and articles about entrepreneurship as you can. Additionally, try to schedule as many meetings as you can with entrepreneurs, because they all have a different story. You will learn a lot from their experiences that will help you.

Entrepreneurship book: The Way It Is—Ideas and Solutions for Entrepreneurs: For Startups and Growth Companies is a good read. You can buy from

Also, register to attend HGBSE’s “Meet the Entrepreneurs” roundtable conference meetings.

What you have to know about MBA



What You Should Know About MBA Programs

Have you ever been curious about receiving an MBA, and wondered if it was the correct step for you to take in order to propel your career within a competitive market? The degree is tremendously popular, and as of 2014, it was the most sought-after post-graduate degree in the U.S., according to figures from the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher education is a huge decision after all, and it’s extremely beneficial to gather all the information you can before making the investment.

Identify your career goals and research degree programs before you apply to business school.

As a prospective MBA, you’ll benefit enormously from taking time at the beginning of your application process to contemplate the path you’re about to take. This is a great time to ask yourself critical questions, as self-evaluation and reflection are crucial to any MBA application journey. Setting aside some time for heavy thinking before you start writing your essays will prepare you for a solid and strategic application.

How can someone tell when it is the right time to apply for an MBA? Is there a certain recommended age, or should it be based on the type or years of work experience you have attained?

There are MBA students who just graduated from college, students with 30 years of work experience, and students with every level of experience in between. Keep in mind that business schools offer the MBA program in a variety of formats (Full-time, Part-time, Executive) to meet the needs of professionals at all stages of their career.

Only you can know if it’s the right time for you to pursue the MBA. Some questions to consider. Do you have a clear sense of the academic, professional and personal goals you hope to achieve in the MBA program? Is the timing ideal for you from both a career and personal standpoint?

What are your career goals?

As you contemplate applying to MBA programs, the very first step in your self-evaluation process is to consider where you want to be in your career. Ask yourself what you would do if you didn’t need to work for money and what your core values are.

If your career goals are not immediately revealed, ask your friends and family what they see you doing. This process should reveal good ideas and a spark of passion for your career path.

If you are in a field where MBAs are not traditionally required, you may still benefit if your career goals include rising to senior management within your company or starting your own company. As a first step, look around at the people you most admire and want to be like within your target company or industry. Read their bios to see their skill set and educational background.

Talking to people who are pursuing your target career, at any level, is also a great way to understand what you need to do to accomplish your goals.

Why do you want an MBA?

While an MBA is a great experience, ultimately it’s a tool to advance your professional aims. The degree is highly focused on practical business applications, not intellectual curiosity.

Preferably when you answer the question of your career goals it will be clear why an MBA is the right degree for you. If your career path doesn’t immediately reveal the need for an MBA, yet you know you want one, you may want to delve into your motivations.

Consider your expectations for the degree and critically evaluate whether your hopes match the reality of an MBA program. If you know current MBA students or alumni, sounding them out first is a great way to start your research and make sure you are committed to the MBA application process.

Is an MBA the right degree for you?

Evaluating your professional goals might reveal that a different type of graduate degree would be useful. Those interested in finance might also consider a master’s in finance, which typically prepares students more specifically for a career in corporate finance, financial analysis or investment management. That degree may prepare you to be the chief financial officer of a company, but may not be the ideal degree for a general manager or CEO. If you’re interested in public policy work or managing in the nonprofit sector, you might look into a law degree, a master’s in public policy or master’s in public administration. On top of those options, you could pursue a joint J.D./MBA or a joint M.P.P./MBA or M.P.A./MBA. While any one of these degrees can help you achieve your goals, you may want to consider the environment of each school, the academic focus, the time you will spend pursuing the degree and what works best for you personally.

Are you competitive in the MBA applicant pool?

As you think about entering an MBA program, you should be aware of the competitive pool of candidates who apply every year. Evaluate yourself against successful candidates to the schools you are considering. The easiest first step is to see what the mean GMAT and GPA is for a successful applicant to your target programs.

If your “numbers” are much lower than the mean at your dream schools, you may want to consider taking classes to build an alternative transcript or retaking the GMAT. While no candidate is perfect, minimizing any red flags in your application will ensure that you have a strong chance at admission.

In today’s competitive market, what are the overall benefits of receiving an MBA and making the financial investment?

Gain knowledge, build your network, and open doors to new opportunities. These are three key benefits of earning your MBA.

We live in a constantly evolving world. Companies are changing the way they do things. New industries and types of companies are emerging. Having an MBA will ensure you are prepared to flourish in this environment. An MBA gives you a broad base of business knowledge, the confidence and the network to embark on any kind of opportunity, whether it’s at your current organization, a new one or in your own business.

HGBSE Support Service:

Such was the impetus for Huritt Global Business School for Entrepreneurship (HGBSE), founded on the mission of providing quality education by partnering with U.S. colleges and universities for the Nigerian marketplace. The HGBSE founder was educated in the United States, as well as started companies in the U.S. HGBSE support service aims to provide support to prospective international students who hope to attain any level of education in the United States. Contact HGBSE for more information.